County Health Rankings Published
The Robert Wood Johnson and the University of Wisconsin have published mortality and morbidity ratings for each U.S. County. The “Roadmaps to Health” portal is available here.
CDC Publishes Funding Profiles by State
CDC (Centers for Disease Prevention and Control) has published funding profiles for each U.S. state.
HHS Quality Measures Inventory Updated
AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) has announced the updating of its Health and Human Services quality measures inventory. Eleven HHS agencies are included.
Measuring Health Care Prices, Costs, and Spending
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has published a paper on how to measure health care prices, costs, and spending.
Integration of Primary Care and Behavioral Health – Published Research
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) and HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) have published a list and review of journal articles on the integration of primary care and behavioral health.
Learn more now.
Integrated Delivery Systems – State Government Leaders’ Views
The National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) has published a summary of interviews with state government leaders on integrated delivery systems.
Medicaid Financing-Supportive Housing-Persons who are Homeless
ASPE (Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation), HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) has published a study on how Medicaid funding can assist supportive housing for persons who are chronically homeless. Three sites – Boston-Worcester, Chicago, and San Francisco are featured.
Court Rejects Closing Segregated Adult Homes for Persons with Mental Illness
On April 6, the Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported that a judge “vacated” a previous court ruling to transfer persons with mental illness from segregated adult homes. A technicality of “standing” was the grounds for the ruling. The Bazelon Center on Mental Health Law statement is here.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program Grants Announced
On April 2, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) announced the awarding of $46.5 million to 54 state health insurance assistance programs. The programs assist persons seeking or on Medicare.
Model Children’s Electronic Health Record Suggested
AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) has published a suggested children’s HER.
Federal Dollars Support Sheltered Employment More Than Competitive Employment
On April 6, Disability Scoop announced a new NDRN (National Disability Rights Network) report documenting that federal funds support sheltered employment much more than competitive employment.